Ohio Buschcraft Outings?

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  1. DMSLancer

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    im from toledo as well!
     
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    Nice to meet u I'm chad

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    I'm going camping Feb 19 - 20 for my birthday. Somewhere near Dayton. Anyone interested in doing some winter bush camping with me? This would be the overnight to complete Bushclass Basic!
     
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    I'm probably in, where were you thinking?


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    Likely Englewood Metropark. Englewood - Five Rivers MetroParks

    They have a variety of habitat (prairie, woods, river), clean spring water nearby, and the rangers allow for "very primitive" camping as long as you aren't wantonly destructive (I believe one is a bushcrafter!). I attempted a 10 lb. overnight there last January and the location was great for winter camping. Plus you can park near the site for added safety. I want to try out a new-to-me Dutch Oven so a long walk in isn't so desirable. My resolution for 2017 was to meet up with other bushcrafter in real life so I would love the company!
    "Englewood MetroPark is 1,900 acres of lakes, woods, wetlands and meadows. With its floodplain forests and wetlands, Englewood MetroPark helps to buffer and protect the Stillwater River."
     
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    I'm near Toledo as well. Would definitely be interested in a meet up
     
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    I will try to be available, this sounds fun. Keep me in the loop if you can please. What part of the park do you generally use? I see 4 major parts to the park.


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    I have used Prairie View campsite in the South Park in the past because of Big Spring being so nearby. After having an allergic reaction to water with oak tannins in it, I try to stick with spring water. It is also the most remote and least visited area of the park. Leaves and grasses for bedding, small trees and branches for shelter, water nearby.
     
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    I will being getting out of the military in April timeframe so we should set something up!
     
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    I've actually been thinking about this a little bit. April or may would be perfect. And I know a place that would be perfect for a bushcraft meetup. Non electric camping and on the river for fishing
     
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    Nice! Where were you thinking?
     
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    Buttonwood in Perrysburg. By April or may the place is usually empty. It only gets busy during the walleye run
     
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    You guys from the Toledo area, I WANNA COME, please oh please oh purrrrty please!!!! :59:
     
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    I would be interested in a Toledo meet-up.
     
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    Ask, and we shall try it...

    FYI, hey, I just started a FaceBook Group page called Greater Toledo Bushcraft. It's goal is to gather like minded bushcrafters in NW Ohio and SE Michigan that want to get together as a group or individuals to share and practice bushcraft skills in 1 place. Thought you might be interested. I think it could be great place to see how far we can get through the BushClassUSA course posted on this forum.
     
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    Just signed up to camp February 19 - 20 at the Englewood Metropark in Dayton, South Park section, Prairie View campsite. Arrive at 3pm, leaving by 11am. All are welcome to join! Free! Bring food... everything else can be improvised.
    Englewood - Five Rivers MetroParks
     
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    Weather is great, nothing stopping me. Details above. All invited. If I am not around, pour yourself a cup and wait, I will show up.
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    Sunday and Monday (19-20)? Or Saturday and Sunday (18-19)?
     
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    Arrive Sunday, February 19 at about 2pm. Leave Monday the 20th at about 11am. My wife has Presidents Day off and I am taking advantage of it! I may be at the site on Saturday for a few hours just to get things ready, if you just want to say "Hi"
     
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    Wish I could make it. Checked with the wife and she said no due to we are moving next week and need to pack things up. Next time guys. Stay safe and hope you guys have a good trip. Take plenty of pictures for us who can't make it.
     
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    Brrrrrr! From almost 70 and sunny to 35 and foggy in about 8 hours. It was a rough outing. Tested a new sleeping bag, an ultralight Ozark Trail (Wal-Mart) 3 season. It said it was rated down to 40 and I'm thinking 50F is more realistic. The windshield reflector worked well enough as a ground pad. Again, my cheap wool blanket saves the day both above and below me. Other equipment failures included a Zippo running out of fuel, a Maglite Solitaire with a bad switch, camera batteries dying in the cold and nearly running out of tea. Winners were the Cold Steel Trailhawk, wool blanket, crank-powered flashlight / radio, ferro rod, and cast iron bean pot.
    IMG_0791.JPG IMG_0792.JPG IMG_0794.JPG IMG_0797.JPG IMG_0799.JPG IMG_0801.JPG IMG_0803.JPG 1. Food hung from tree 2. Medium tent 3. The spring I got water from 4. Ferro rod and fatwood fire 5. Dinner and bean pot 6.Bannock on a plank 7. Charred punk wood
     
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    I am in NE Ohio, Wayne county. I am game for getting out this weekend to Mohican state forest. I may just go Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon due to weather. All are welcome, let me know if you are interested.
     
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    NW Ohio checking in, keeping my eye on this thread.

    Do you know if bluegrass island can be camped on?
     
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    Same as you my friend. Don't need a group to enjoy the outdoors and meeting new people. I'm in Toledo as well and I love a good road trip. Hell, if we have a few people in Toledo we don't have to go out to the woods. Maybe have a meet and greet for coffee to say hi and make new friends?
     
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    I am in Dayton but can travel to meet like minded people. Throw out a date, time and place and I will be there. A few days notice would be great as I have a wife and kids to think of.
     
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    No bluegrass island can't be. Your not supposed to be on that island at night but if the water is low you can go in from the pburg side
     
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    East Central Ohio here - I've been looking for something like this so I will keep an eye on this thread if you do post a possible weekend.
     

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